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Q-and-A with Laquon Treadwell, Crete-Monee

Football Player Year LaquTreadwell Crete-Monee. | Allen Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media

Football Player of the Year Laquon Treadwell, of Crete-Monee. | Allen Cunningham~For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: December 22, 2012 6:18AM



Treadwell, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound do-it-all for Crete-Monee, hopes to lead the Warriors to a Class 6A state title Saturday in Champaign. The wide receiver/defensive back/kicker has narrowed his college choices to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Michigan State and Mississippi. He has 75 catches for 1,339 yards and 15 touchdowns.

How would you describe the
college recruiting process?

It’s been very fun. It’s been an enjoyable process.

How many college letters have you received?

I usually got 30 to 40 letters a day before I narrowed my choices down. Now I’ll get about 20 a day.

What about phone calls?

Now it’s about two or three a day. Early on it was about eight or nine.

You’re one of the most sought-after receivers in the country. When do you anticipate making a decision?

Once I get my official visits in after the season, I’ll make a decision pretty quick.

If you could have your pick, what celebrity would you choose as your prom date?

Lauren London.

What’s in your iPod?

Lil’ Herb, Chief Keef, Lil Wayne.

You’re stranded on a deserted
island. You can have an endless supply of one food. What would it be?

My mom’s chicken alfredo.

What are your future goals?

To win a state title, to look to start in college as a true freshman, win the Biletnikoff (award presented to college football’s best receiver) my junior year and play in the NFL.

Ten years from now, when you’re talking about coach Jerry Verde, what’s the first thing that will come to mind?

His sense of humor. He’s easy to get along with. It’s like hanging out with one of your friends off the field.

As told to Pat Disabato



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